Ma’Khia Bryant 911 call hears screaming teen saying ‘girls are trying to stab us’ before cop shot 16-year-old

A TEENAGER called 911 and said “girls are trying to stab us” before a 16-year-old was fatally shot.

The teen, named by family as Ma’khia Bryant, was killed by a cop in Ohio moments before Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

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Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, was fatally shot by police, her family said

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Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, was fatally shot by police, her family saidCredit: Facebook
A white cop, who has not yet been identified, shot the girl

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A white cop, who has not yet been identified, shot the girlCredit: Facebook
Graphic body camera footage shows a female being shot by a cop seconds after police arrived on scene

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Graphic body camera footage shows a female being shot by a cop seconds after police arrived on scene
The girl in pink said 'she came after me with a knife'

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The girl in pink said ‘she came after me with a knife’Credit: City of Columbus

During a police press conference on Wednesday, calls to 911 from the scene were played.

When the dispatcher answered the phone call, illegible yelling could be heard in the background.

The girl, who has not been identified, then tells the receiver that someone is “trying to fight us, trying to stab us, trying to put their hands on our Grandma.”

“We need a police officer here now,” the girl said as yelling continues to be heard in the background.

The second call was from a man who told the dispatcher the address before confirming that the police had already arrived.

It comes as:

Witnesses were taken into cop cars

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Witnesses were taken into cop carsCredit: City of Columbus
The 16 year old was shot

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The 16 year old was shotCredit: City of Columbus

Two more bodycam videos were shown from officers that were on the scene, showing Bryant being shot four times.

One of the officers can be seen taking witnesses to police vehicles while he tapes off the crime scene.

“She came after me with a knife so he got her,” a witness wearing pink can be heard telling the cop.

A second officer’s footage showed him giving medical aid to Bryant as she laid on the floor next to a car.

The teenager could be seen bleeding as another officer appeared to administer CPR, saying “stay with us Ma’khia.”

It comes after graphic bodycam footage of the shooting was last night released by officials.

Cops say they were called to the scene by a person who said someone was trying to stab them at 4.32pm, with officers arriving on scene minutes later at 4.44pm

Video showed two girls arguing before a cop shouted “Get down” and began firing his weapon multiple times at one of them – just seconds after arriving on-scene.

The white cop, who was identified as Nicholas Reardon, has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate if his actions were justified, Police Chief Michael Woods told The Columbus Dispatch.

Reardon was hired by the force in December 2019.

Hazel Bryant, who said she is Ma’khia’s aunt, said her niece called police because she was being abused by someone at the foster home where she lived, The Daily Beast reported.

Video showed an altercation between two females

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Video showed an altercation between two femalesCredit: Columbus PD
One woman was thrown to the ground

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One woman was thrown to the groundCredit: Columbus PD
The female then moved toward a vehicle with another female, and raised her arm as she had something in her hand

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The female then moved toward a vehicle with another female, and raised her arm as she had something in her handCredit: Columbus PD
The officer pulled out his gun, and shot the woman multiple times

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The officer pulled out his gun, and shot the woman multiple timesCredit: Columbus PD

A police spokesperson said at a press conference that officers administered immediate CPR and aid “as per policy.”

Video footage, however, showed police standing nearby for around 10 seconds before moving slowly toward the girl who was shot.

More than half a minute passed before an officer knelt down to check on her and give aid.

The police-involved shooting happened in Ohio just before Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

Cops have yet to reveal who the victim was – but she was identified by family as 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant, WBNS reported.

Hazel Bryant, who said she is Ma’khia’s aunt, said her niece called police because she was being abused by someone at the foster home where she lived, The Daily Beast reported.

She told The Columbus Dispatch that her niece got into an altercation with someone else who lived at the same home.

Hazel claimed that Ma’khia had a knife – and although she dropped it, she was shot multiple times, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

The shooting happened just moments before Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict was revealed

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The shooting happened just moments before Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict was revealedCredit: Reuters
Ma'Khia (left) called cops because she was being abused by someone at the foster home she lived at, her aunt claimed
Ma’Khia (left) called cops because she was being abused by someone at the foster home she lived at, her aunt claimed
Police are seen at the scene where the teen was shot
Police are seen at the scene where the teen was shot
Demonstrators stood near the scene where the teen was fatally shot
Demonstrators stood near the scene where the teen was fatally shot
Black Lives Matter protesters were seen shortly after word of the girl's death emerged
Black Lives Matter protesters were seen shortly after word of the girl’s death emerged
Video shared on social media showed a body on the ground
Video shared on social media showed a body on the ground

“She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street,” Bryant said, as reported by The Daily Beast.

Mom Paula Bryant described her daughter as a “sweet child” who was on the honor roll at school.

“She was a very loving, peaceful little girl,” Paula Bryant told WBNS.

She added: “Ma’Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace.”

“That’s something that I want to always be remembered.”

A spokesperson for Franklin County Children’s Service told the Columbus Dispatch that Bryant had been in foster care, but did not comment further.

Police responded to reports of an attempted stabbing, WSYX reported.

A victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to the outlet, but they were pronounced dead shortly before 5.30pm.

Social media reports initially said that the victim was a 15-year-old black female.

Video shared on social media apparently showed a person lying on the ground as police sood nearby.

The Columbus Police Department did not respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim.

The incident in Ohio broke out just before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd

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The incident in Ohio broke out just before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George FloydCredit: Handout
Police did not immediately respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim's identity
Police did not immediately respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim’s identity
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the police-involved shooting
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the police-involved shooting
Black Lives Matter activists march through downtown in reaction to the shooting of Makiyah Bryant

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Black Lives Matter activists march through downtown in reaction to the shooting of Makiyah BryantCredit: Getty
The protests carried through until the evening

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The protests carried through until the eveningCredit: Getty
One protester held a 'stop murdering my people' sign

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One protester held a ‘stop murdering my people’ signCredit: Getty
Activists were stood on top of cars

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Activists were stood on top of carsCredit: Getty

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a series of tweets that details are not all known at this time, but cops were wearing body-cameras.

“This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life. We do not know all of the details,” Ginther said in a tweet.

“There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible. BCI is on the scene conducting an independent investigation . . .

“— as they do with all CPD-involved shootings,” he continued in a separate tweet.

“We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available.

“I’m asking for residents to remain calm and allow BCI to gather the facts.”

Officials with The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting.

Shortly after word of the shooting, protesters gathered in the area.

Crowds gathered last night in Columbus and in front of the Ohio Statehouse brandishing signs with Ma’Khia’s name on, as well as the words ‘Black Lives Matter’.

The shooting happened just as ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Police officers hold a police conference following the shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant

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